May 10th is National Shrimp Day! What better way to Celebrate this fun day than with grilled shrimp lettuce wraps! Shrimp is a great source of protein and is also high in Vitamin B12, zinc, copper, and omega-3s.
1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp old bay seasoning (can sub Cajun/Creole seasoning)
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
8-10 whole lettuce leaves (butter, romaine, or bib)
1 cup cooked brown rice
½ cup cucumber, cut into thin strips
½ cup carrots, cut into matchsticks
Drizzle of Sriracha if desired
Chopped cilantro or green onion to top
For the Shrimp:
Add shrimp into a small bowl with the remaining ingredients. Mix to evenly combine. Let marinate in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes
Heat grill for 10 minutes on high heat. Reduce to medium. Grill shrimp for 2 minutes per side until pink and firm with grill marks. Remove from grill and set aside.
To assemble the wraps:
Place a small spoonful of rice into a lettuce leaf. Top with 3-4 shrimp, chopped cucumber and carrot, and cilantro.
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